China News Service, February 10th. The American Overseas Chinese News reported that in any sport, it is rare to encounter a genius like Alysa Liu, a Chinese-American figure skater.
Sometimes a title like "Prodigy" may be an exaggeration to some people, but for Liu Meixian, such a title is well-deserved.
According to USA Today's sports website ForTheWin, at a very young age, Liu Meixian had the opportunity to become a special contender in the world of figure skating.
And now, the Richmond, Calif., athlete has his first chance at the Olympic stage.
Although only 16 years old, Liu Meixian has already made a lot of history in his short career.
She is the youngest female athlete in U.S. history to win a national championship, at just 13 years old.
A year later, in 2020, at the age of 14, she won another national championship, making her the youngest athlete to win these two national championships.
It is reported that Liu Meixian started skating with her father when she was 5 years old.
It wasn't long before she started working with her first coach, former figure skater Laura Lipensky.
At the age of 12, Liu Meixian became the youngest skater in history and the third American female athlete to complete the triple axel in an international competition.
Former figure skater and Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon has compared Liu Meixian to US gymnast Simone Biles, calling him "the Biles of figure skating."
"She did it so easily, if you didn't know enough, you wouldn't realize how difficult and revolutionary it was."
This is a very high rating.
You know, Byers is the greatest gymnast in American history and one of the greatest Olympians.
Although Liu Meixian is currently one of the best figure skaters on the U.S. team, she will face tough competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics, especially from Russian athletes.
She is the first female athlete in the United States to perform a quad lutz in a competition, and the first female athlete in the world to perform a quad lutz in the same event in the same competition.